Schizophrenia Articles

My Mother Is Going Crazy

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
I'm not talking about hearing voices in the head because thankfully she's not that crazy, but recently she has some major belief issues. She recently got sucked into this whole "4 dimensions," she truly and legitimately believes that her "soul wavelength" is equal to that ...

I Think My Mom Has Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
My mom has been acting strange for a few years with her symptoms gradually getting worse every year. She kicked every family member out of her house and lives alone now. Whenever I'm around her I notice she will mumble or giggle to herself. She ...

Worried I Might Be Developing Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, February 13th, 2015
I'm sure you get this a lot but I'm 16 I'm a junior or was I have recent things happening to me to make me believe I'm developing schizophrenia first I dropped out of high school and am always alone I have no interest of ...

Fear of Schizophrenia After a Panic Attack

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, February 9th, 2015
Hi, I'm a college athlete with no history of mental illness in my immediate family. I've gone to a couple therapists when I was a child because my parents thought I needed to "figure some stuff out" but I haven't been in about 10 years. ...

Very Odd Episode

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, February 6th, 2015
Earlier this year (mid February) I quit my job to start a business. I got so consumed with it that I stopped attending college, reasoning with myself that quitting both school and job would allow me to focus on my business. I went nonstop on ...

I Think I Might Be Developing Early Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, February 5th, 2015
I have almost always been quite emotionally flat, in particular I am difficult at expressing love and I neither can I seem to get angry. Although over the past year and a half I have become more reclusive, and have began to develop a level of ...

Am I Getting Schizophrenia?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
I am 21 and I was diagnosed a few days ago with severe anxiety. My psychiatrist told me I covered all the bases of anxiety except social anxiety because I love being around people. I have GAD, OCD, phobias, agoraphobia, panic disorder, and attachment issues. This ...

Does My Brother Have Paranoia or Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, January 31st, 2015
Hi - I'm new here, but don't where else to go. This is in regard to my sibling. He is 37 and lives with my mother in Florida. He has a severe problem with marijuana and has a history of substance abuse (cocaine, LSD, psilocybin, MDMA/MDA, ...

Do I Really Have Schizophrenia?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 29th, 2015
I am having trouble with everyday life. I find things are getting stranger and more distorted. Sometimes at night I see faces on my wall, I also hear various whispers that keep me from sleeping. Sometimes I want to say something but something else comes ...

I Feel like I’m Going Crazy

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 15th, 2015
About a month ago I started hearing things in my head. It has only happened about five times during this time. The sounds always come from the right side of my head but at the same time it feels like they are whispering in my ...

I’m Depressed & Somewhat Suicidal

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
My psychologist says I'm not depressed. She says I'm finding excuses. Maybe I am, But I have no concentration, I don't want to do anything. I feel hopeless, life, the future, everything seems hopeless. Sometimes I just feel like dying. I've been told I have ...

Acute Symptoms of Psychosis & Paranoia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, January 1st, 2015
My family member, age 50 female, worked as a social worker. She led a healthy life, went on frequent hikes, ate healthy, etc. My family has no history of psychosis. One day she left work and came back with symptoms of psychosis, delusions (visual and ...